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Woods fourth in Japan

Ironman. Professional Ironman Jon Woods has done it again, this time finishing fourth in Ironman Japan last month. Following a 55-minute 25-second swim, 5:24:27 bike ride, and 3:24:24 run, Woods was the eighth professional to cross the line. However, he said, four athletes were found to have cut the course by about 1km, placing him fourth. …

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Stay safe

Alcohol. Circular Head Community Road Safety Partnership will offer a free breathalyser test at this weekend’s football final. A marquee will be set up at the Smithton Recreation Ground from 2.30-6.30pm for patrons to test their blood alcohol level before leaving the ground. “We’re just trying to keep people safe and discourage drink driving,” CRSP member …

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Smith’s stellar season

NTFL. Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints Football Club on-baller Josh Smith has capped off a stellar year with the Saints by picking up a number of awards over the past week. Smith narrowly missed the runner-up title for the Northern Tasmanian Football League’s most prestigious award, the Baldock Medal. Out with a calf injury, Smith failed …

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Saints’ best season yet

Hockey. This year has been the best to date for Circular Head’s seven representative hockey sides, with four sides preparing for the finals. Smithton Greater Northern League men will play off in a preliminary final on Saturday. The best they have fared in 10 years. “It’s the Saints’ most successful season ever in terms of …

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Tigers through to grand final

CHHA. Irishtown and Tigers’ preliminary final was played in perfect conditions on Saturday with Tigers running out comfortable winners. The game was played at a high level of intensity from the outset with the Tigers’ forward line putting the Irishtown defence under immense pressure. Irishtown’s defence included Bec Wells, Georgie Finch and the ever reliable …

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Riding to fight cancer

Charity. Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints coach Jarrod Watling is showing his softer side by riding 905 kilometres to raise money to help fight cancer. Tour de Fight Bacc (breast and children’s cancer) will see Watling and 13 others ride their bikes from Adelaide to Shepparton from October 5-11. Watling said he was asked by …

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Saints coach stars in ad

Football. Smithton Saints coach Jarrod Watling will star in a television ad promoting the upcoming WorkSafe Tasmania Coach of the Year Award. The awards, held in Launceston on November 9, will recognise one coach from the 17 Australian Rules competitions across the state as Tasmania’s best. A regional winner from north, north-west and south Tasmania will …

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Saints’ season over

GNL men. The Rocky Cape Tavern Smithton Saints’ season came to a end on Saturday with a heart breaking 3-2 loss to City Marians. From early on in the game, the Saints had to play desperate defensive hockey to keep City from scoring. The Saints just managed to hang on, and with Jason Lynch’s goalkeeping proving …

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Sports Review

Last updated: June 1, 2017   EIGHTBALL Round 9: Tall Timbers One df RSL One 5-4, Club Two df Forest 9-0, Irishtown Two df Tavern Four 5-4, Tav Porters df Marrawah 6-3, Club One df Tall Timbers Two 7-2, Tavern One df Bridge Hotel 8-1, Blackberry df Irishtown One 6-3 Ladder: Club One 36 (179 …

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